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My growing Spyderco collection

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Hibar Aug 4. 3 Replies

Clockwise from top:1. Para3 / Maxamet /Dark Gray G10 2. Shaman / Fully Serrated S30V / RGT Canvas Micarta 3. Delica 4 / VG-10 Combo DLC / FRN 4. Native Chief / S30V / G10 5. PM2 / Elmax / RGT Burlap…Continue

Today's EDC combo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Jan 23. 3 Replies

Fradon Lock PM2 (Elmax steel, marbled carbon fiber scales) as my primary EDC, and my standard run-of-the-mill murdered out Delica 4 as my backup/box opener :)…Continue

Just ordered a new knife!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin D Jan 22. 3 Replies

Spyderco Exclusive Paramilitary 2 Elmax Blade Marbled Carbon Fiber Scales, otherwise known as the Fradon Lock PM2!Came out to just under 250 with shipping, but man is this thing beautiful. I'll post…Continue

Looking for a good Torx set!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Jan 17. 7 Replies

Just as the title implied, I'm looking for a good set of Torx drivers. There are plethora of them, so I figured I'd ask the pros and see what you guys recommended (for knife servicing at least). I'm…Continue

 

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Dennis Hibar replied to Brian's discussion My growing Spyderco collection
"That certainly is a nice collection.  Brought back memories of when I was collecting them.  All but three are now gone.  Those three are a small H1 Ladybug, a 20V Dragonfly, and a VG10 Centofante Memory."
Aug 4

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Brian's discussion My growing Spyderco collection
"This is a very nice collection...  For some reason I keep delaying purchasing the PM2 (okay, part of the reason is the price -- but part of the reason is that I'm afraid I have built it up in my head too much), but I plan to get the…"
Aug 2
Lars Ray replied to Brian's discussion My growing Spyderco collection
"Oh sweet collection Brian. Yea - I'm the member that gave this a thumbs up....well done!"
Jul 28
Brian posted a discussion

My growing Spyderco collection

Clockwise from top:1. Para3 / Maxamet /Dark Gray G10 2. Shaman / Fully Serrated S30V / RGT Canvas Micarta 3. Delica 4 / VG-10 Combo DLC / FRN 4. Native Chief / S30V / G10 5. PM2 / Elmax / RGT Burlap Micarta 6. PM2 / Cruwear DLC / Purple G10 7. Manix 2 / S110V / RGT Copper Scales / Flytanium Brass cage 8. Manix 2 / S30V / G10 / Flytanium titanium cage 9. PM2 / Cruwear / Factory Micarta 10. Manix 2 XL / S30V / G10 / Flytanium titanium cage 11. Native 5 / Fully Serrated S30V / FRN 12. Yojimbo 2 /…See More
Jul 28
Brian replied to Brian's discussion Today's EDC combo
"Thank you!"
Jan 23

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dead_left_knife_guy left a comment for Brian
"Really digging those Krudos!"
Jan 23

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Brian's discussion Today's EDC combo
"Oh, man that's nice..."
Jan 23
Brian replied to Brian's discussion Today's EDC combo
"For those of you curious about my setup, here are all the items pictured: 1. Silicone work mat: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RXNFDDM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=12. PM 2/Para 3/Manix 2 Lanyard tube removal tool:…"
Jan 23
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Today's EDC combo

Fradon Lock PM2 (Elmax steel, marbled carbon fiber scales) as my primary EDC, and my standard run-of-the-mill murdered out Delica 4 as my backup/box opener :)See More
Jan 23
Kevin D replied to Brian's discussion Just ordered a new knife!
"Sweet!  That is a real sharp (punny) looking knife!  congrats!"
Jan 22

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dead_left_knife_guy replied to Brian's discussion Just ordered a new knife!
"Brian, congrats on pulling the trigger on this one!  The PM2 has been one of those grail knives for me, in the sense that I'm afraid that if I buy one, I'll be that much closer to ending my knife collecting.  Of course, I felt…"
Jan 22
Brian replied to Brian's discussion Looking for a good Torx set!
"Thank you, everyone!  I actually settled on three purchases.  The first two are Wiha sets (thanks to your recommendations) and the third is an unheard of brand, but it's highly rated on Amazon and it's a VERY good set. …"
Jan 17
Dennis Hibar replied to Brian's discussion Looking for a good Torx set!
"Obviously some of the handled versions can get quite pricey, but they are quality tools.  I have the small arm L set. Can't remember what I paid way back when ... but they seem to be going for under $19 on Amazon.  I used these to…"
Jan 17
Kevin D replied to Brian's discussion Looking for a good Torx set!
"hmmmm.  I had not heard of Wiha before seeing this discussion. They certainly do look good; just a little on the pricey side.  But you get what you pay for! And all are single size dedicated drivers.  No "bits"...  I…"
Jan 16
Andy Moon replied to Brian's discussion Looking for a good Torx set!
"I will give a second vote for Wiha.  I had tried the others and grew tired of bits that twist and deform, often causing damage to the hardware.  The 36291 set is good for knives.  best mqqn"
Jan 16
Kevin D replied to Brian's discussion Looking for a good Torx set!
"Good Morning Brian, I have a few sets of Torx drivers. From 3/8 and 1/4" drive socket sets, to those multi-bit sets that go into a screwdriver handle.  Honestly, which one I select is largely based on what it is I am working on. I…"
Jan 16

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How long have you collected knives?
36 to 40 years
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Flippers, autos, EDC, tactical, hard use, overbuilt
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Loyal husband, father, computer programmer, woodworker, firearm instructor and enthusiast, DIY'er, outdoorsman, solidly conservative, hate large crowds and cities, old fashioned, peaceful, and quiet.

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At 16:16 on January 23, 2022,
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Really digging those Krudos!

At 18:34 on January 9, 2022,
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Welcome, Brian.  Glad you found us, & hopefully you'll find some useful & interesting information.  There are a lot of knowledgeable people here, & some pretty great photographers, too.  Look around the groups & join some or not as you see fit.  Good to have you here.

At 13:40 on January 4, 2022, J.J. Smith III said…

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